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"I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!"

Mumzad Soobhany

"Not only is Alexandra Palace an extraordinary sight, the views from its hilltop position are also exceptional..."

Katy Brookes

"I love everything that Crouch End has to offer, from shops, to cafés, to cosy pubs..."

Vikki Broad

What is your favourite place?

Where do North London locals go?

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!

Alexandra Palace

An impressive music venue hosting great bands such as Slayer, to Jack White, to the Prodigy!


Quality Russian shop selling a wide array of products from authentic Russian meats, fish and cheese, to homemade cakes and pastries, which you can sit in and eat in their café. The ice-cream comes highly recommended.


A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!


If you ever find yourself very hungry, head on down to Banner's because the portions are huge! It's definitely very good value for money and the menu is so extensive, there's something for everyone.


Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.

The Bald Faced Stag

With a rotating selection of guest ales and an excellent food menu, this is a great place to spend an afternoon, evening or both.

Walter Purkis & Sons

This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...

Alexandra Park

Boating lake, golf course, deer sanctuary - this park has it all!


A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!


Amazing quality and cheap Mediterranean/Cypriot food. The lamb parcels and breakfasts are yummy!

My Kind of Coffee

As well as serving freshly brewed coffee, this shop roasts and sells lots of different beans from around the world.

Crocodile Antiques

Boutique gift shop and café with a quirky interior and great food.

The Scullery Cookshop

Any cooks dream, this shop stocks everything from everyday items to the more obscure things the recipe books demand!


From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Highgate, Hornsey, Bounds Green, Archway, Wood Green, Harringay, Dartmouth Park and Friern Barnet

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"The Phoenix Cinema on East Finchley's High Road is one of the oldest in the country, running continuously since 1912. It is now Grade II listed, with the original vaulted still remaining intact."

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Child-friendly activities near North London

NCT Bumps and babies

The Woodman - The Sun room
Bumps and Babies is an opportunity for new or expecting mums (and dads!) to come and meet other parents in the area for a cup of coffee and a chat. It can also give you a chance to discuss any problems and hopefully solutions too! We meet in the Sol Room and there are baby changing facilities available. Website

Al's Little Singers

The Clissold Arms
Join Al and her guitar every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am for a 9.45am start, and 10.30am for a 10.45am start, for singing, percussion and bubbles. Classes last 40 minutes. Suitable for children up to four years old. Runs during the school holidays too. Website

Tiny Talk

Muswell Hill Methodist Church
A 'starter' drop-in for parents or carers with younger babies. Big play mats with baby toys; Relaxing garden views; Space to meet up, chat and make new friends; Refreshments available; Lots of information about the local baby scene. Website

Elizabeth Harris School of Dance

The Garden Room at 'North Bank'
Elizabeth Harris is a Fellow and Examiner of The International Dance Teachers' Association and takes all classes personally, from starter classes for young children through to structured tuition in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatre Craft, Freestyle and Musical Theatre as they progress. Two trial classes free of charge. Website

Mini Mozart : Hampstead

Friends Meeting House,
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Bumps and Babies - New Host Roberta Starts 16th October 2014 - Thurs 3-4pm

The Woodman
Bumps and Babies is an opportunity for new or expecting mums (and dads!) to come and meet other parents in the area for a cup of coffee and a chat. It can also give you a chance to discuss any problems and hopefully solutions too! We meet in the Sol Room and there are baby changing facilities available. Please contact highgate@haringeynct.org for further information. Website

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Home Tutors
Our excellent reputation comes from - Choosing the right tutor for your child's specific needs. Providing professional, caring tutors committed to offering quality lessons in pupils' homes across London. Website
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